Nominations sought for 2014 Excellence in Transportation Awards

Seeking the best projects, people and accomplishments to honor, ITD is accepting nominations for its 2014 Excellence in Transportation Awards. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 28.

"The awards are a great opportunity to honor outstanding transportation projects and the people who make them happen," said Adam Rush, public involvement coordinator and the awards program coordinator.

ITD organizes the annual awards into two divisions – Projects and ITD Personnel. The program recognizes outstanding initiatives in developing, planning and implementing transportation projects throughout Idaho. It also honors ITD employees in transportation-related fields who have made exceptional contributions to the department.

Any consulting/construction firm or agency involved in transportation-related projects in Idaho is eligible to submit an entry. ITD employees also may nominate their colleagues for the individual awards.

Nominations must be associated with a transportation improvement project and/or use transportation funding in one of the award categories. To learn about judging criteria, choose from the associated links below or visit the program website.

Entries submitted in previous years may be resubmitted if they meet the timeline outlined in the criteria. Winning entries from previous years are ineligible. A project may be entered in as many categories as appropriate, however, a separate application must be submitted for each category and nominations must meet the qualifications.

One award will be presented to the winner of each category. Each winning entry will have the opportunity to present up to three additional awards to other firms/agencies who contributed to the project. Also, up to six certificates of recognition may be given to the project's key personnel.

Winners will be announced at an Idaho Transportation Department Board meeting later this year.

For more information about the awards program, visit the 2014 Excellence in Transportation website or contact Rush at 7-8119 or e-mail him at

Project Categories
mall Design (Construction < $2.0 Million)
Large Design (Construction > $2.0 Million)
Environmental Stewardship
Maintenance and Operations
Public Participation
Transportation Planning

Awards Application (To be submitted with each project related entry)

ITD Personnel categories
ITD Engineer of the Year
ITD Professional of the Year
ITD Career Achievement Award

Published 2-28-14